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February 11, 2009
BASEBALL: Bargain Angel

The Angels get Bobby Abreu for a reported one year and $5 million. I know Abreu is 35 and not the power threat he once was, but that's a steal. The Mets should have nabbed him at that price.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:00 PM | Baseball 2009 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

It gives them an interesting, very old and not very good outfield (Hunter I guess is still above average and Matthews is OK and Anderson is around OK). Their 5 primary outfielders (Abreu, Hunter, Vlad, Matthews and Anderson) are all between 33-37. I guess with a rotation that can sometimes include Figgins they have it covered but that is a lot of older dudes out there and there's only one DH spot.

Posted by: jim at February 11, 2009 3:58 PM

Dunn signed for 2/20 with the Nats. The Mets should have nabbed him also (well, not both of them, just one of them).

Posted by: per14 at February 11, 2009 4:00 PM

jim - the Angels did not resign Anderson.
I don't think abreau is an upgrade at this point, but at least it's only one year.

Posted by: imjudyb at February 11, 2009 6:52 PM
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